J.D. Salinger sues to stop unauthorized 'Catcher in the Rye' sequel

Reclusive author J.D. Salinger took legal action today over what he says is a copycat of his seminal work, The Catcher in the Rye, the Associated Press reports. Salinger’s lawyers filed suit in Manhattan federal court to recall the book 60 Years Later, thought to be a Catcher sequel by pseudonymous writer John David California. Salinger’s lawyers maintain that he retains sole rights to the Holden Caulfied character, and that in regards to any sequels, Salinger has “decidedly chosen not to exercise that right.”

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  • Jeff W.

    Perhaps Salinger should focus his attention on writing another damn book.

  • Jeff W.

    Perhaps Salinger should focus his attention on writing another damn book.

  • Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!

    It’s about flipping time some one stood up to these idiots who insist on ruining classic Novels for the sake of money.
    Go JD!!!

  • Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!

    It’s about flipping time some one stood up to these idiots who insist on ruining classic Novels for the sake of money.
    Go JD!!!

  • paul

    John David California sounds about as creative as the tard in California who says he’s the new Mr. Rogers.

  • Sam

    Damn phonies…

  • Sam

    Damn phonies…

  • Rob Tyson

    I’m torn on this… although I agree with Salinger’s stance, I wish that we could all just let the book release (so we can all ignore it).

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